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Mac Gems: Lost Photos recovers forgotten images received via email

Lost Photos helps you find photos, received via email, that have gotten lost in your ever-growing archive of old messages.

Review: CleanMyMac 2 removes unnecessary files to free up storage space

Macpaw's catch-all utility offers scanning and cleanup of accumulated fluff—generally unused files and applications—on your Mac.

Mac Gems: Stay keeps your windows exactly where you want them

Cordless Dog's Stay ensures your windows stay where you want them. It's a useful utility for Mac users who switch between multiple monitor configurations, such as MacBook owners who connect to an external display.

Mac Gems: Pupil is a quick-change artist for the Retina MacBook Pro

Retina MacBook Pro owners should have a screen resolution switching utility, and Pupil is one to consider. It’s convenient and pleasing to use, despite a few minor quirks.

Review: Sublime Text 2 is a refined text editor that's a pleasure to use

With its custom interface and text-editor sensibilities, Sublime Text 2 offers a polished editing experience that rewards familiarity with comfort and speed.

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Mac Gems: Alfred 2 ups the launcher-app ante

Alfred 2, a major update to the popular app- and file-launching utility, adds workflows and customizable themes while maintaining the app's ease of use. But it lacks some of the configuration options of its more-powerful competitors.

Mac Gems: Disk Doctor 2.1 frees up storage space on your Mac

Running out of drive space? You can sort through your drive yourself to find files to dump--or you can save some time by using Disk Doctor.

Review: Write for iPhone brings easy Markdown writing for Dropbox users

Write is a powerful text-editing app that offers shortcuts for formatting and sharing standard text files using Markdown.

Review: Kaleidoscope 2 brings state-of-the-art file comparison to OS X

Aimed squarely at a technical crowd of developers and designers, Black Pixel's file-comparison app comes with great features and easy integration into existing workflows.

Review: Splashtop 2 a free, innovative remote desktop Mac/iOS app with issues

If you need only occasional remote access while around the house, Splashtop isn’t a bad app to keep around.

Mac Gems: Characters makes it easy to type special characters and symbols

If you frequently need to type special characters and symbols that aren't displayed on your keyboard, Characters makes it easy to do so from within any app.

Review: Snagit should cover all your Mac screenshot needs

If you need to take a lot of screenshots, Snagit is a full-featured image and video screen capture application that should be at the top of your consideration list of screen capture apps.

Mac Gems: Speedy Net is a simple tool for testing your network performance

If you've ever wondered about the performance of your local network, Speedy Net is an easy-to-use solution.